After our high hopes of seeing Ewan McGregor reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a standalone film a la Solo: A Star Wars Story were dashed when Disney canceled future spin-off movies, the rumor that he might be returning as the reclusive Jedi Master in a Disney+ series was confirmed at the 2019 D23 Expo that took place last weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center, giving us even more Obi-Wan McGregor than we could have hoped for. Details about the series are limited, except that it will be set eight years after Revenge of the Sith and all of the series episodes are in the can. Shooting is expected to commence sometime next year.
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Expo attendees were the first to see the trailer for The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm’s new live-action series set after Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens. Series executive producer and writer Jon Favreau was on hand to introduce the trailer, describing it as “after everybody’s done celebrating because the Empire is gone,” when, “chaos reigns because there’s no central government in the galaxy.”
The series will debut on the new Disney+ streaming service on November 12th. The series stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, with Carl Weathers and Gina Carano, playing Greef Karga and Cara Dune, respectively.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. Set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, we follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
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